Tag Archives: Iowa Department of Corrections

First Day on the Job

Today was my first day on the job at the legislature. Well, sort of. I had planned all along to get there after lunch, knowing that a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting was scheduled for 3:00. I found a free parking … Continue reading

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A Shocking Experience

One of the most difficult skills for lobbying is learning to portray a poker face when dealing with proposed legislative bills or department policies that create overwhelming feelings of injustice, disappointment and at times – sheer repugnance.  My poker face … Continue reading

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Labor Pains

Should government bodies have confidential policies that even the board appointed for oversight is not allowed to see? Continue reading

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“I Don’t Care”

There is a children’s book about a boy named Pierre whose parents tried desperately to teach him to care.  But everything they try always receives the same response from Pierre, “I don’t care.”  Eventually, a hungry lion swallows Pierre whole; … Continue reading

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CBCs, IDOC & Hockey

It’s a stranger marriage than you’ll find in any Ozark Mountain community. Continue reading

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Validated Racism

Whether discrimination is validated by research or not, racism is wrong. Executing and incarcerating black men at a higher rate needs to stop. Continue reading

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